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Growth At All Cost?

February 18th, 2017 · No Comments

The new government has announced a wave of deregulation. There is a simple reason for the increase in regulation, which is the increase in complexity of modern economies. Markets are rejoicing at the prospect of deregulation, which can indeed increase growth. But we should not lose sight of the fact that it can also entail […]

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Trump’s Energy Blitz

February 4th, 2017 · Comments Off on Trump’s Energy Blitz

The incoming Trump government looks set on making considerable changes in US energy policy. The main planks look to be substantial deregulation and a shift in emphasis towards fossil fuels. We look at the likely effects of these policy changes on energy markets. We’ll also highlight some little reported downsides. Trump’s Energy Blitz

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Repeal And Replace Cannot Escape Basic Healthcare Trade-Offs

January 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on Repeal And Replace Cannot Escape Basic Healthcare Trade-Offs

Healthcare is the single biggest sector of the economy, and it’s also the main job creator. The US has a particularly expensive healthcare system, which negatively affects the economy in myriad ways. Because of its importance, and the complexity of the system, changes must be very well thought out in advance. Repeal And Replace Cannot […]

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The Obamacare Economic Disaster? | Seeking Alpha

January 4th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Obamacare Economic Disaster? | Seeking Alpha

According to Larry Kudlow, there is no mystery why the American economy is performing subpar – it is Obamacare which destroys growth, jobs and investment. On closer inspection, many of the arguments used by Kudlow turn out to be either with little substantiation or even wrong. We will therefore argue that Obamacare isn’t causing any […]

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Let industry regulate itself

April 11th, 2013 · Comments Off on Let industry regulate itself

Analysis of commercially available rice imported into the US has revealed it contains levels of lead far higher than regulations suggest are safe. Some samples exceeded the “provisional total tolerable intake” PTTI set by the US Food and Drug Administration FDA by a factor of 120. via Let industry regulate itself.

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Can lead poisoning really be the source of violent crime?

April 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off on Can lead poisoning really be the source of violent crime?

At first it seemed preposterous. The hypothesis was so exotic that I laughed. The rise and fall of violent crime during the second half of the 20th century and first years of the 21st were caused, it proposed, not by changes in policing or imprisonment, single parenthood, recession, crack cocaine or the legalisation of abortion, […]

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Does The U.S. Have A Public Spending Problem?

January 16th, 2013 · Comments Off on Does The U.S. Have A Public Spending Problem?

Well…

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The Silent Revolution

February 16th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Silent Revolution

Finally there seems to be some reason for optimism on productivity improvements in the public sector..

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Monetary lessons from Japan

January 24th, 2012 · Comments Off on Monetary lessons from Japan

The US can avoid some of the Japanese mistakes..

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The German Employment Miracle

December 12th, 2011 · Comments Off on The German Employment Miracle

Germany experienced a 1.2% decrease in unemployment while its economy was plunging between 2007-9. That’s quite remarkable, how did they do it? Any lessons to learn?

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